Educational Event Information

At the State Climate Office, we provide educational outreach events for groups of all ages! To sign up for an event, please fill out our online form.

School group at Lake Wheeler weather station

What do we cover?

Our educational events typically take place at our office with activities to teach weather and climate concepts, and these are usually focused on North Carolina. Topics may include:

  • The difference between weather and climate
  • How we measure weather and climate
  • Factors that influence North Carolina's climate
  • Extreme events and their impacts

Many of our events have a hands-on or outdoor component, or may include a trip to a nearby weather station with an overview of the research grade sensors we use to collect weather data.

What else do I need to know before visiting?

Our outreach program is currently geared toward students in the 2nd grade and above. The maximum group size our office can handle at one time is 30 (not including adults). For larger groups, we can try to arrange a visit to your school. Events typically last 60 to 90 minutes.

Our scientific staff and students are eager to provide outreach programming, but we have a limited capacity. While we make every effort to accommodate requests, our schedule typically fills up very fast and we cannot guarantee outreach events for all interested groups. Be sure to contact our office at least one-and-a-half months in advance of your desired date by filling out our request form.

How can I schedule an outreach event?

To schedule an outreach event with our office, please fill out our online form or contact:

Rebecca Ward
Phone: 919-513-2444

How do I get to the State Climate Office?

For directions to our office, please click here.

For parking, there is a pay lot across the street from our office with an hourly parking zone (see "Capability South Lot"). Follow this map to reach the entrance to our building from the parking lot.

For directions from our office to our nearby weather station, please click here.